Cardinals vs Cubs Odds, Lines and Spread (June 4)

Cardinals vs Cubs Odds, Lines and Spread (June 4)

Paul Goldschmidt celebrating in the dugout with teammates.

Jun 3, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (46) celebrates in the dugout with teammates after his three run home run in the third inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

The Cubs host the Cardinals in a day-night doubleheader Saturday
The four scheduled starting pitchers have made combined one start combined in MLB this season
A look at the odds and matchups can be found below with predictions

It figures to be a long day of baseball at Wrigley Field on Saturday as the Chicago Cubs host the St. Louis Cardinals in a day-night doubleheader.

The first game is scheduled to start at 1:20 p.m. ET. The nightcap will be at 7:15 p.m. ET

The Cardinals (30-22/14-11 road) have won four of their last five games and six of their last seven, including a 14-5 rout of the Cubs on Friday afternoon. The Cubs (22-30/10-18 home) had their three-game winning streak snapped.

Cardinals vs Cubs Game 1 Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
St. Louis Cardinals
-115
-1.5 (+135)
Over 9 (-115)
Chicago Cubs
-105
+1.5 (-165)
Under 9 (-105)

Odds as of June 4th at BetMGM.

The Cardinals are -115 favorites, giving them an expected win probability of 53.49%. St. Louis has +3000 World Series odds and Chicago is listed at +50000.

The weather forecast calls for partly sunny skies, a high of 66 degrees and wind from the northeast at 5-10 mph.

Game 1 Probable Pitchers

In the opener, the Cardinals will call up Johan Oviedo from Triple-A Memphis to make his Cardinals’ season debut.  He will oppose rookie Matt Swarmer (0-0, 1.50).

Game 1: Oviedo vs Swarmer

0-0
Record
0-0

ERA
1.50

xERA
2.85

WHIP
1.00

SO/W
6.00

At Memphis, Oviedo was 4-2 with a 5.58 ERA in 10 starts. He had a no-decision his last time out against Iowa last Saturday, getting tagged for five runs and five hits in 5.1 innings with eight strikeouts and three walks.

Despite making 19 appearances (18 starts) in the major leagues with the Cardinals in 2020 and 2021, Oviedo is still looking for his first win in the big leagues. He has an 0-8 record and 5.07 ERA overall and 0-1 mark with a 4.74 ERA in four starts against the Cubs.

The last time Johan Oviedo pitched against the Cubs: pic.twitter.com/pgWlR53IUc

— ℂ𝕒𝕣𝕕𝕤ℙ𝕝𝕤𝕎𝕚𝕟 (30-22) (@CardsPlsWin) June 3, 2022

The Cubs’ Ian Happ is 3 for 4 with a double, triple and two walks off Oviedo.

Swarmer will be making his second major league start after debuting Monday against the Milwaukee Brewers at home in the first game of a doubleheader.

Swarmer did not factor in the decision but turned in a quality start. He allowed four runs (one earned) on five hits over six innings while striking out six and walking one.

First batter faced, first career strikeout for Matt Swarmer! pic.twitter.com/rIZrfMcIa8

— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 30, 2022

At Triple-A Iowa, Swarmer had a 3-1 record and 2.08 ERA in nine games (five starts).

Cardinals vs Cubs Game 2 Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
St. Louis Cardinals
-105
-1.5 (+155)
Over 8.5 (-105)
Chicago Cubs
-115
+1.5 (-190)
Under 8.5 (-115)

Odds as of June 4th at BetMGM.

In a game that will be televised by Fox, the Cubs are -115 favorites and have an expected win probability of 53.49%. There is a 40% chance of showers after 8 p.m. with the gametime temperature forecast for 62 degrees with the low dipping to 57 and a 5-10 mph wind from the northeast.

Game 2 Probable Pitchers

In the second game, rookie Andre Pallante will make his first MLB start for the Cardinals while Caleb Kilian will be called up from Iowa to make his major league debut for the Cubs.

Game 2: Pallante vs Kilian

1-0
Record
0-0
1,07
ERA

3.29
xERA

1.38
WHIP

1.80
SO/W

Pallante’s start comes after 17 career relief appearance. His major league debut was April 10 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

In his most recent appearance, Pallante pitched a career-high 3.1 innings and got his first MLB win Monday against the visiting San Diego Padres. He allowed one run and five hits while striking out five and walking none.

Andre Pallante notched his first MLB win! pic.twitter.com/EWJlLPnidB

— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) May 30, 2022

Pallante, who will be facing the Cubs for the first time, has pitched 11 scoreless innings on the road over eight appearances this season. He has a 2.45 ERA in eight games during the day.

Kilian was 2-0 with a 2.06 ERA in nine starts at Iowa but is coming off a lackluster performance in his last outing. In a five-inning stint against Memphis that resulted in a no-decision, the 25-year-old allowed four runs and six hits and two walks with only one strikeout.

caleb kilian is being promoted to the cubs. to the federal landmark. another young arm that can make a difference going forward. thats exactly what we needed at the moment
pic.twitter.com/kRl09PSBGt

— DOM (@DOM_Frederic) June 3, 2022

The San Francisco Giants drafted Killian in the eighth round in 2019 from Texas Tech and traded him to the Cubs last season. In 35 career minor leagues game (34 starts), Killian had a 9-4 record and 2.08 ERA.

Cardinals vs Cubs Betting Preview

Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run home run to help key the Cardinals’ blowout Friday and extended his hitting streak to 25 straight games. He has also reached base in 39 games in a row.

The first baseman has 10 homers and 36 RBIs in his last 22 games and has +3000 NL MVP odds. Goldschmidt’s career-best hitting streak is 26 games.

GOLDY GONE! pic.twitter.com/VV1CsGcfKq

— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) June 3, 2022

Corey Dickerson hit a pair of home runs for St. Louis. Nolan Gorman and Lars Nootbaar also connected while Tommy Edman had three hits and three runs scored.

The Cubs’ Patrick Wisdom hit a three-run homer. Rookie Christopher Morel extended his club record by reaching base for the 17th straight game to begin his career.

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras is expected to be available for the twinbill. He sat out Friday’s game after being hit on the left ankle by a pitch Thursday night.

I’m obsessed with this video of Willson Contreras reminding rookie Christopher Morel to breathe in a big at-bat.

Moments later, Morel drove in the winning run with a walk-off sac fly.pic.twitter.com/hWyehtr7QQ

— Kendall Baker (@kendallbaker) June 2, 2022

The teams have split the first two games of a five-game series in their first meeting of the year. The Cardinals hold a 35-32 edge over the Cubs since the beginning of the 2018 season.

Cardinals vs Cubs Last 10 Games

Date
Home Team
Away Team
Score
6/3/22
Cubs
Cardinals
STL, 14-5
6/2/22
Cubs
Cardinals
CHC, 7-5
10/3/21
Cardinals
Cubs
CHC, 3-2
10/2/21
Cardinals
Cubs
CHC, 6-5
10/1/21
Cardinals
Cubs
STL, 4-3
9/26/21
Cubs
Cardinals
STL, 4-2
9/25/21
Cubs
Cardinals
STL, 8-5
9/24/21 (2)
Cubs
Cardinals
STL, 12-4
9/24/21 (1)
Cubs
Cardinals
STL, 8-5
7/22/21
Cardinals
Cubs
STL, 3-2

Cardinals vs Cubs Prediction

This is a hard doubleheader to handicap with such limited track records for the starting pitchers. Let’s go with the Cardinals – the better team – in Game 1 with the idea Oviedo is long overdue for a win.

Pick: Cardinals ML -115 (Game 1), Cardinals ML -105 (Game 2)

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